Congress might be ready to take another stab at acquisition reform for the Defense Department. Knowing why it hasn’t worked in the past could help the House and Senate Armed Services Committees finally get the job done. Bill Greenwalt is a fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and former deputy under secretary of Defense for industrial policy.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.